Maggie the Cat

Trajal Harrell

Thu 11 July, 2019

Sat 13 July, 2019

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Troubled but tough, unloved but unbowed, Maggie the Cat is the captivating focus of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Now, acclaimed American choreographer Trajal Harrell places Maggie centre stage in his magnetic new dance work, a dazzling and provocative fusion of high art and pop culture which premiered at MIF19.

Set to a soundtrack ranging from electro and pop to classical music, Maggie the Cat addresses power, gender, rejection and inclusion through the prism of one of modern theatre’s most celebrated characters. Influenced by everything from ancient Greek theatre to the Harlem voguing underground, it’s challenging, tragic, entertaining – and ultimately joyous.

Part one of a trilogy inspired by women who had to navigate treacherous waters to gain or retain their power, Maggie the Cat is a brilliant new work from one of contemporary dance’s most inspired and inspiring artists.

Produced by Manchester International Festival.

Maggie the Cat forms one part of a trilogy, Porca Miseria, commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Schauspielhaus Zürich, ONASSIS STEGI, Kampnagel (Hamburg), Holland Festival, the Barbican and Dance Umbrella, NYU Skirball, Berliner Festspiele and The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi.



Image Credit: Tristram Kenton

Trajal Harrell – Direction, Choreography, Costume Design & Sound Design
Erik Flatmo & Trajal Harrell – Set Design
Stéfane Perraud – Lighting Design
Lennart Boyd Schürmann – Director’s Assistant
Katinka Deecke – Dramaturgy

Trajal Harrell
Stephanie Amurao
Helan Boyd Auerbach
Vânia Doutel Vaz
Rob Fordeyn
Christopher Matthews
Nasheeka Nedsreal
Perle Palombe
Songhay Toldon
Ondrej Vidlar
Tiran Normanson


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